The Book Business: An Industry of Whiners

 

The Book Business: An Industry of Whiners

No industry in the world is so completely peopled with whiners: * Book publishers whine because they are forced to eat 35% of the products they send out in the form of hugely expensive returns. * Authors whine because publishers don’t promote their books. * Book publishers and authors whine because newspapers do not review their books. *Newspapers whine because book publishers are putting their advertising dollars elsewhere, so, in retaliation, they drastically cut the number of reviews they carry. *Book critics whine because with fewer and fewer venues for their work, they are deprived of places to show off how much smarter